Why Service Matters in Healthcare Space: A Conversation with Wes Peik

Posted on Mar 28, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Preventative maintenance and equipment service are ongoing topics of discussion in clinical settings. However, there is still a high-level of variance in how facilities prioritize and manage these activities. 

We sat down with Wes Peik, Director of Global Technical Services, at...

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How is Your Pharmacy Supporting Sustainability?

Posted on Mar 14, 2023 by Brandon Russell

In a press release issued late last year, the United Nations declared climate change as the greatest threat the world has ever faced.

Climate scientists attribute human-created greenhouse gas emissions as the primary cause of record-breaking temperatures, extreme shifts in...

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The Next Marquee Vaccine Candidates

Posted on Feb 28, 2023 by Brandon Russell

During the last three years, the primary focus in the vaccine market has been the development, distribution, and administration of COVID-19 vaccines. Since December 2020, more than 13.2 billion vaccine doses have been administered. Roughly 70 percent of the global population...

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Cold Storage Equipment Matters in Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Posted on Feb 14, 2023 by Brandon Russell

Specialty pharmacy represents the largest single-focus opportunity for health systems to improve patient outcomes and experiences while still realizing incremental economic growth.  

Through 2025, the specialty drug market is expected to grow by 8 percent a year, which...

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VFC Program Increases Access, Improves Community Health

Posted on Jan 31, 2023 by Brandon Russell

One of the primary vaccine administration programs designed to increase access and uptake of vaccines is the entitlement program Vaccines for Children (VFC).  

The VFC program was launched after a measles outbreak in the early 1990s, when it was determined more than half of the...

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Current Shortages Amplify Importance of Reducing Drug Waste

Posted on Jan 17, 2023 by Brandon Russell

As of January 2023, there are 230 entries on the ASHP’s Current Drug Shortage Bulletin. While drug shortages are not a new phenomenon, visibility into current shortages is increased because of the drugs on the list and the populations most directly impacted. 

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Bivalent Vaccines Provide Protection in 'Tripledemic'

Posted on Jan 03, 2023 by Brandon Russell

It’s been nearly three years since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States. Since then, the country has seen nearly one hundred million confirmed cases and more than one million fatalities due to the virus. 

Since the implementation of COVID-19 vaccines in...

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Best of 2022: Pharmacy and Vaccine Storage

Posted on Dec 13, 2022 by Brandon Russell

As we approach the end of the year, the Helmer Scientific team took an opportunity to look back at the blogs from this year. We have compiled a list of the top 10 pharmacy and vaccine-related posts from 2022.

Topics include updated regulatory requirements, ongoing support for...

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Pass-Thru Refrigerators Provide Efficiency in Sterile Compounding Environments

Posted on Nov 29, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Pharmacists who carry out sterile compounding are no strangers to the stringent garbing and sterilization requirements required by USP General Chapter <797>. While USP <797> is the universally accepted guideline for cleanroom garbing requirements, state pharmacy board...

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Vaccine Capacity Tool Helps Select the Right Equipment

Posted on Nov 08, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The first COVID-19 vaccine, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, was approved for emergency use on December 11, 2020, in adults 16 and older.  

Since the first emergency use authorization was issued, the FDA has authorized the use of vaccines from three additional...

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